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DI Herbert RASTBICHLER Managing Director CEE, Hewlett-Packard GmbH Österreich, Wien


 Herbert Rastbichler serves as managing director for HP s Central & Eastern Europe (CEE) region and as vice president for HP s Enterprise Business segments in CEE. In this role Rastbichler is responsible for strategy and business growth across the region by leveraging the entire HP portfolio of products and services and developing strong relationships and key alliances with both business and governments in all major CEE countries.
 Rastbichler joined HP Austria in1982 as a customer engineer and soon moved into a product specialist role and was a founding member of the Response Center Organization in Austria. In 1988 he took on management responsibility, first in Austria, then in 1990 expanding into Central and Eastern Europe, where he helped to build up HP s infrastructure in the region. Rastbichler was named customer support manager for Austria in 1993 and held several management positions before he was appointed to head HP Services in the International Sales Europe (ISE) region in November 1999. In May 2002 he was named vice president and general manager of HP Services for ISE.
 In 2004 Rastbichler became vice president and general manager for the Technology Solutions Group (TSG) in ISE. In this role he led the newly formed TSG organization with full profit and loss responsibility for all server, storage, software, consulting & integration, outsourcing and customer support businesses.
 From August 2005 until June 2007 Rastbichler headed the HP Services organisation for HP s General Western European country group (GWE) with full profit and loss responsibility for all services business, consisting of consulting & integration, outsourcing and technology services businesses. Rastbichler holds a degree in telecommunications from the Vienna Technical University.